The Los Angeles Angels are traveling east to face the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The opening pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Sun will broadcast this AL showdown.
Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Rays are 53-52 straight up (SU) and 59-48 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 11.9 units (ATS). The Angels are 54-52 SU and have gone 47-61 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 9.5 units for moneyline bettors and 21.4 units ATS.
Rays games have an over/under record of 47-57-3 in 2018. The Angels have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 47-53-8.
Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.79 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.87 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.94, along with a WHIP of 1.25.
The Angels offense has slashed .247/.322/.422 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this season, including 6.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 8.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).
Los Angeles’ offense has been led by outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who’ve collectively launched 35 home runs. Trout is hitting .310/.460/.623 with 29 home runs, 59 RBIs, 78 runs and 20 stolen bases, while Simmons has a .304 average with six homers, 46 RBIs and 52 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Tampa Bay’s pitching staff has allowed 4.1 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.80, a WHIP of 1.20 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has a 3.89 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.
Tampa Bay’s hitters are putting up 4.1 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .237/.304/.340 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Rays’ offense has been led by third baseman Matt Duffy and first baseman C.J. Cron. Duffy is slashing .301/.353/.390 with four home runs, 28 RBIs and 34 runs scored, while Cron’s line sits at .251/.323/.472 with 20 homers, 51 RBIs and 48 runs.
The Rays have gained 9.8 units and are 21-11 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in 11 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve gone under.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Rays, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER